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Researcher aims to make furnishings less flammable

The Ohio researcher is focusing on making furniture and bedding foam that burns cooler, slower and doesn't drip fire

By Dave Larsen
The Dayton Daily News

DAYTON, Ohio — Alex Morgan is out to save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in property damage each year with his research on fire-resistant materials.

Morgan, a University of Dayton Research Institute organic chemist and material scientist, sets things on fire in a basement laboratory at the UD School of Engineering. He performs as much as $175,000 in annual sponsored research for industrial customers, federal agencies and the U.S. military.

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